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i would def'ly get all. i used them heavily and found them very helpful. Plus you can get em used for cheap. its gonna be hard to say which ones are better rather than others cause that will depend a lot on what your professor/casebook focus on the most.

Current Law Students / Re: Studying 1 year Ahead
« on: July 06, 2006, 07:50:17 AM »
2 things that i did OL summer to prep were: 1) doing leews and 2) read the E+Es for all my first year classes. Doing leews in the summer is good because you wont have time during the school year. I think reading the E+Es helped too. I was very happy with my 1st year performance, not sure if it was cause of the prep work but it cant hurt. If nothing else, it will help ease the stress of diving in to the unknown. Plus if you are doing the prep reading and one topic just doesnt make any sense at all, then maybe that will give you an indication of what you should spend most of your time on during the semester. good luck

Current Law Students / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 27, 2006, 07:04:18 AM »
agreed, i currently live in the south where the average person has about 4 teeth and thinks that the civil war is still going on.

Transferring / rutgers-camden
« on: June 10, 2006, 01:53:48 PM »
I was just accepted to RU-Camden for the fall as a transfer from FCSL. Anyone else considering transfering to Rutgers-camden?

Current Law Students / Re: Prepare for first year
« on: June 10, 2006, 01:44:59 PM »
The summer before 1L I read all the E+E's and did LEEWS. I was very pleased with my grades and strongly believe that the prep work helped a lot. When everyone else is encountering these new concepts for the very first time, you will already at least have an overview or general idea about what is going on. It will definetly decrease anxiety at least which is a big part of 1L. good luck

Current Law Students / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 10, 2006, 01:40:40 PM »
If your absolutely sure you want to be a lawyer, and you cant get into anything but a tier 4, there is no wrong in attending, especially if you are offered scholarship $$. One should definetly be aware of the risks involved because they are significant. I know first hand bc I just finished my first year at florida coastal. I was fortunate to get transfer worthy grades so im out of there, but many (most actually) are disapointed with their grades because of the forced C curve. The forced curve is a huge factor because you could be smart and work hard and still literally fail out of school. Even if you graduate, if your not at the top of the class you will have an uphill battle finding a job. There are a ton of florida coastal grads without legal jobs. Theres just soooo many lawyers out there that employers dont have to take "chances" on t4 grads. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would have waited a few years, retaken the LSAT, got some kind of respectable job and reapplied. Everyone who attends a t4 thinks that they are gonna get great grades and transfer out, but the t4's have caught on to this, and the forced curve prevents all but the top from getting "transferable grades." Like I said, nothing wrong with going to a t4 but there are serious risks that many are quick to downplay. Having 100k in debt and a 40k a year job is not worth it.

Current Law Students / Re: Soon to be One L with a question...
« on: June 02, 2006, 11:25:44 AM »
I totaly agree with what mynameismud is saying. I didnt work nearly as hard as even the average student in my section and i just finished in the top 10% of my entire class. I didnt even read cases except for the one class where my prof would use heavy socratic. I did attend most classes though which i do  think is important cause the profs will often throw you a hint about the exam. I would definetly recommend using the E & E's and Leews. If you just did those 2 things and and arent a moron youll outperform most. good luck

Current Law Students / Re: barbri v. pmbr
« on: April 19, 2006, 12:48:33 PM »
barbri is much more expensive from what i understand...but it definetly makes you pass the bar. If you have very good study skills and discipline i would reccommend pmbr and saving the 2k

Current Law Students / Re: YOUR advice for prospective law students
« on: February 15, 2006, 10:32:10 AM »
Keep class participation to a minimum. Only speak when the prof asks a q and u have the answer. Dont offer your opinion on anything cause noone really could care less. Ive noticed a direct corellaton between how much you talk in class and how much you will be despised and mercelessly ridiculed by your classmates. Besides, class participation and preparation have no impact on grades. The people i know who wrote holmesean briefs and kissed the profs ass were all dissapointed with their grades. Its all about the BLL and applying it on the exams..period!

Current Law Students / Re: Consumer Fraud?
« on: January 16, 2006, 06:20:43 AM »
Good example of why affirmative action admission policies are counterproductive. When you have underqualified people gaining admission solely on the basis of race, you are basically setting someone up to fail.

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